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Distilled: A Memoir of Family, Seagram, Baseball, and Philanthropy

By: BRONFMAN, Charles; GREEN, Howard

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Toronto, HarperCollins Publishers: 2016

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 33931

ISBN: 1443448478

Condition: Almost 'As New'


While much has been written about his father, Sam, a titan of industry, there is no public record of Charles Bronfman's thoughts on his own life, family, career and his significant accomplishments in sport and philanthropy. Distilled does just that, chronicling key events in the life of the heir to one of Canada's great fortunes. xx, 348 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, unclipped dus... View more info

Timeless Trails to the Yukon

By: BROWN, Dolores Cline

Price: $9.50

Publisher: Surrey, B. C., Hancock House Pub Ltd: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24255

ISBN: 0888394845

Condition: VG+


The author moved to the Yukon in 1953 to accompany her new husband, a Hunting Guide, Outfitter and Trapper. 183 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm. Externall - almost as new; Internally a wee bit of soiling to the fore edge. Unmarked. No spine creases. Weight, unpacked, 301g. Many items under 500g qualify for inexpensive Lettermail Rates within Canada. Items under 250g qualify for similar rates to the USA. View more info

My Rural Roots : a Life Story

By: BROWN, Richard C.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: [Ontario, Canada], Author Published: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 050742

Condition: VG+


Author and Family history of Richard C. Brown born near Hamilton, Ontario, 1931. In the author's hand at the top margin pof the title page is written - 'To Donna, This is right out of the horse's mouth! Richard'. 102 pages : illustrations, genealogical table, portraits. OCLC Number: 317926616. Clean, unmarked copy with a sound binding. View more info

Tramp Royal

By: BRUCE, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1957

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 524

Condition: VG+


Biography of Sir Michael William Selby Bruce, 11th Baronet (1894 - 1957), adventurer, author and soldier. Great Pan GP62. Originally published 1954 by Elek Books. 252 pages, [4] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 18 cm. OCLC Number: 150572141. Vintage paperback with great front cover artwork in mint condition. Bright and clean. Faint spine creasing. Unpacked weight, 137g. Image available on request. May be eligible for inexpensive Canada Post Lettermail rates within ... View more info

Up Your Nass

By: BRYANT, Elvira C.

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Canada, Author Published: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Dedicated Authors' Inscription & Signature

Seller ID: 2337

ISBN: 096817650X

Condition: About 'As New'


The author's biography covering the five years thzt she was an intermediate teacher and principal at Nass River Elementrary School. Dedicated, signed inscription by the author to the half-title page. 197pp, illustrated. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked with a tight, square binding, no creases to the spine. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal charges - based on actual costs, no overcharging. This... View more info

Atlantic High : a Celebration

By: BUCKLEY, William F., Jr.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Nortwalk, CT, Easton Press: 1987

Edition: Easton Press Edition of

Seller ID: 043778

Condition: Fine


Atlantic High is ostensibly the tale of Buckley's 1980 voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, a recond of Buckley's meditations on the pleasures of sailing and the importance of good company. xvi, 261 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; fixed silk page marker; blue silk moire endpapers. 25 cm. Text bloc is bright, clean and unmarked. Binding is tight and square. Light stains to the top edge of the moire silk endpapers not affecting any other parts of th... View more info

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Edward Elgar, the Record of a Friendship

By: BURLEY, Rosa and CARRUTHERS, Frank C.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Barrie & Jenkins: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 21095

ISBN: 0214654109

Condition: Near Fine


Biography of Edward Elgar by his long-time friend, Rosa Burley. 211pp, two photo illustrations, illustrated endpapers. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Ink name to lower margin of front endpaper. Dustjacket has only very minor edge wear to top. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 420g unpacked. Canadian domestic postal rates rise... View more info

Cyanide in my Shoe

By: BUTLER, Josephine

Price: $7.95

Publisher: Glos., UK, This England: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2133

Condition: Very Good


'The true story of 'Jay Bee' - the only woman in Churchill's 'Secret Circle' of intelligence agents. NB - recent attempts have been made to debunk her story by author Angela Raby. 205pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy internally except for a name in ink and a private library stamp to the ffep. Tight, square binding. Unclipped dustjacket is bright and clean but with a small repair to a chip at the foot of the spine also affecting the cloth beneath. UInpacked weight... View more info

Guest of Hirohito

By: CAMBON, Kenneth

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vancouver, PW Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 046893

ISBN: 0-9694983-0-6

Condition: VG+


Autobiographical account of a Canadian Prisoner-of-War captured by the Japanese in Hong Kong in 1941. 184pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with only minor signs of use. Previous owner's name/date to the tp, otherwise unmarked. Sound binding with no creasing to spine. Unpacked weight, 340g. Ships within North America, in card sleeve, for $4.00-$6.50 depending on location. Overseas - shipping at cost. Image available. View more info

Mexican Cavalcade

By: CAMPBELL, H. Murray

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Mexico, Editorial Cultura: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11180

Condition: VG+


Autobiography of a prominent British businessman who lived and worked in Mexico from 1908-1952. Covers Mexican history through this fascinating period of its history. English text. 324pp. Bright, clean copy with a sound binding. Blue cloth boards are very clean and bright . Lower corner of front board is bumped. Dustjacket, in brodart, is very clean and bright with a little edge wear and some fading to the spine. View more info

The Lives of the Chief Justices of England. From the Norman Conquest till the Death of Lord Tenterden ; 4 Volume Set

By: CAMPBELL, John Lord

Price: $195.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1874

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 049010

Condition: VG+


Set of four volumes in leather. Gilt crests of Trinity College, Cambridge to both boards of all volumes. Five raised bands to the spine with decorations to each panel. OCLC Number: 2531899. Marbled endpapers and page edges. Presentation label from Trinity College, Cambridge to the front endpaper of Volume 1, as a First Prize in aspects of Law. Private bookplates to the front pde of Vols 2, 3 & 4. All bindings are sound. Leather shows minor wear in a few places. Enquire f... View more info

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The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance

By: CAPRA, Fritjof

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Doubleday: 2007

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 040167

ISBN: 0385513909

Condition: As New


'Bestselling author Fritjof Capra reveals Leonardo's artistic approach to scientific knowledge and his organic and ecological worldview' [Goodreads]. xx + 329 pp.; ill.; bibl.; index. An 'as new' copy in a similar, unclipped dustjacket - bright, fresh, unmarked. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual costs, without overcharging. This item weighs 715g unpacked. Canadian domestic posta... View more info

Carlyle's Oliver Cromwell, with a Selection from His Letters and Speeches

By: CARLYLE, Thomas

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.: 1905

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 21287

Condition: Very Good


An abridged edition edited by Edgar Sanderson. 382pp, frontis portrait. Interior is clean, binding is sound. Very minor wear only to red cloth. Gilt titles and considerable decoration to spine. A little fading to parts of cloth. Solid, sound copy. Weight, 350g. View more info

Foreign Devils Had Light Eyes: A Memoir of Shanghai, 1933-1939

By: CARNEY, Dora Sanders

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Virgo Press: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 18637

ISBN: 0888930240

Condition: About 'As New'


An account of the author's 7 years living, marrying and raising a family in the Shanghai of the International Settlement of the 1930s. Afterword by the author's daughter, Pat Carney, MP & now Senator. 256pp, photo illustrated. Bright, clean copy with a tight, square binding. About 'as new'. Weight, 470g. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian domestic posta... View more info

Daniel O'Connell: Likeness from the latest Portrait from Life.

By: CARRICK, T.

Price: $7.95

Publisher: New York, Johnson & Miles: 1874

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20451

Condition: About Fine


Engraving of the great Irish patriot and political leader, Daniel O'Connell [1775-1847]. Taken from the 'Portrait Gallery of Eminent Men and Women with Biographies, by E. A. Duyckinck, New York, 1874'. Mint copy, with biography. Black & White. No foxing, generous margins. Weight, 30g. View more info

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Glenn Gould: Some Portraits of the Artist as a Young Man

By: CARROLL, Jock

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Toronto, Stoddart: 1995

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 052355

ISBN: 0773729046

Condition: Fine


Collection of photographd of pianist Glenn Gould at the beginnings of his concert career. Text and photographs by Jock Carroll. 96 pages : chiefly portraits ; 24 x 31 cm. Book is 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked. Sound binding, no wear to the cloth. The unclipped dustjacket is nearly similar with just minor wear along parts of the bottom edge. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our actual... View more info

The Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: CARTER, Howard

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, Dutton: 1972

Edition: First Dutton Printing of 1954 Original

Seller ID: 046220

ISBN: 0525220801

Condition: Fine


A shortened version of the 3-v. work entitled: 'The tomb of Tut-ankh-Amen', originally published 1923-33. Includes bibliographical references. 236 pages : 17 color plates and 65 monochrome illustrations and 2 appendices ; 26 cm. Book is virtually 'as new' - bright, fresh and unmarked. Price-clipped dustjacket is bright and clean with only minor wear. We ship Worldwide, use both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges based on our act... View more info

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Anti-Tank: The Story of a Desert Gunner in the Second World War

By: CARTER, Mark

Price: $19.00

Publisher: UK, Pen and Sword: 2012

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 28903

ISBN: 1848848110

Condition: As New


This is a vivid and perceptive insight into the horrors of war as experienced by British soldiers of the Royal Artillery in the Desert War in 19412. The author, who fought in the campaign, brings to life the true nature of the fighting as British gunners struggled to defend their comrades from the armored power of the Axis forces under Erwin Rommel. 165 pages : photo illustrations ; 24 cm. An absolutely 'as new' copy - bright, fresh, unmarked. Unpacked weight, 534g. We s... View more info

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Anthony Blunt: His Lives

By: CARTER, Miranda

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2001

Edition: First American Edition/Printing

Seller ID: 540

ISBN: 0374105316

Condition: About 'As New'


Biography of British Spy, Traitor, Art Historian and Homosexual. xviii, 590 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.An almost 'as new' colpy - bright, fresh and unmarked in a similar, uncl;ipped dustjacket. Only noted defect - a previous owner's bookplate to the ffep. Thick heavy book weighing 1.018kg. We ship Worldwide, at cost, using both Canada Post and the United States Postal Service, and offer postal charges, at cost, without overcharging. Canadian dome... View more info

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Alexander the Great: the Hunt For a New Past

By: CARTLEDGE, Paul

Price: $12.50

Publisher: USA, Overlook Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Seller ID: 642

ISBN: 1585675652

Condition: As New


An analysis of Alexander the Great's political and military accomplishments traces the path of his armies while charting the course of his influence, citing his impact on military tactics, scholarship, and politics. 368 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm. An 'as new' copy - bright, fresh and unmarked cop, 'as new', in a similar, unclipped dustjacket. Unpacked weight, 667g. We use both the Canada Post and the United States Postal Service and offer very competitive postal... View more info